Influence of task and tool characteristics on scissor skills in typical adults

Anita Mitchell, Carmen Hampton, Mistie Hanks, Chelsea Miller, Natalie Ray

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Abstract

To clarify expectations for mature cutting skills and investigate the influences of cutting task and scissor type, we videotaped 60 typical adults cutting three shapes with two different types of scissors. The videotapes were reviewed, and 38 aspects of grasp and cutting motions were rated. Percentages of participants who used a particular grip or cutting motion for each shape with each scissor type were reported and compared. Findings included variations in grasp that depended on the scissor type used and variations in cutting motions that depended on the shape being cut. Improved understanding of mature scissor skills and the effect of variations in the cutting task and scissor type used will allow more effective assessment of and intervention for children and adults with cutting difficulties. Specific implications for practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume66
Issue number6
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StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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Influence of task and tool characteristics on scissor skills in typical adults. / Mitchell, Anita; Hampton, Carmen; Hanks, Mistie; Miller, Chelsea; Ray, Natalie.

In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 66, No. 6, 01.11.2012.

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Mitchell, Anita ; Hampton, Carmen ; Hanks, Mistie ; Miller, Chelsea ; Ray, Natalie. / Influence of task and tool characteristics on scissor skills in typical adults. In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2012 ; Vol. 66, No. 6.
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